To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, Environment Maine is challenging you to #ActOnClimate all week for Earth Week! 

News Release | Environment Maine

Clean Car Rollback Latest Attack on Environmental and Health Safeguards by Trump Administration

As the nation faces an unprecedented public health and economic crisis, the Trump Administration continues its efforts to roll back critical science-backed safeguards that reduce pollution, protect the environment, save Americans money, and keep people healthy.

News Release | Environment Maine Research and Policy Center

Trouble in the Air: One-half of Mainers live in areas that experienced at least 44 days of polluted air in 2018

One-half of all Mainers live in areas that suffered through at least 44 days of poor air quality due to air pollution in 2018, according to a new report by Environment Maine Research & Policy Center, Frontier Group and U.S. PIRG Education Fund.

 

News Release | Environment Maine

Statement: Bold climate bill aims to be a gamechanger

Leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives announced a major new initiative this afternoon that calls for net zero emissions of global warming pollution in the United States by midcentury.

News Release | Environment Maine

Statement: Over 150 members of Congress introduce groundbreaking climate bill

A new bill, introduced today by Rep. Don McEachin and co-sponsored by Maine's Rep. Chellie Pingree and over 150 other members, could set the United States on a path to an economy powered by 100 percent clean energy by mid-century.

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Governor Mills climate bill heads to her desk

The Maine Senate has enacted LD 1679, a bipartisan climate bill crafted by Gov. Mills and sponsored by state Sen. David Woodsome (R-York). The bill creates the Maine Climate Council and updates Maine’s climate action plan to require greenhouse gas emissions be reduced 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2050. With Gov. Mills expected signature, it will soon become law.

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Statement on Gov. Janet Mills’ Maine Climate Council Bill

Maine is setting a great example for the rest of the country, with Republicans and Democrats working together to thwart climate change, a threat that doesn’t discriminate against any political affiliation. Today, the Maine state legislature heard Gov. Janet Mills’ climate action bill, L.D. 1679, sponsored by state Sen. David Woodsome (R-York). If adopted, this bipartisan bill sets targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2050 and 45 percent by 2030. It also sets goal of requiring that 80 percent of the electricity sold in Maine come from renewable energy by 2030, with a longer term target of 100 percent by 2050.

Govenor Janet Mills' and Senator David Woodsome's bill LD 1679 ‘An Act To Promote Clean Energy Jobs and To Establish the Maine Climate Council’ would establish the Maine Climate Change Council to assist Maine to mitigate, prepare for and adapt to climate change, provides that by January 1, 2030 80 percent of electricity consumed in the State must come from renewable resources and by January 1, 2050 100 percent of electricity consumed in the State must come from renewable resources, and updated the greenhouse gas emissions reductions required in statute to 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2050 and 45 percent by 2030.

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Environment Maine’s Statement on Governor Mills’ bipartisan Maine Climate Council Bill

Today Governor Janet T Mills announced a climate action bill, L.R. 2478, “An Act to Create the Maine Climate Council to Assist Maine to Mitigate, Prepare for and Adapt to Climate Change,” sponsored by Senator David Woodsome (R-York). This bill aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 80% below 1990 levels by 2050 and 45% by 2030. It also aims to power Maine’s electricity sector with 100% renewable energy by 2050 and by 80% by 2030. The Maine Climate Council will include working groups to that will focus on the broad impacts of climate change, including a scientific and technical working group,a transportation working group, and a coastal and marine working group. The Climate Council will report progress to the public and update the Maine State Climate Plan every four years.

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